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Genetically-modified fruit flies could control wild populations by producing only sons

Mediterranean fruit flies are responsible for extensive damage to fruit and vegetable crops, not only in the Mediterranean region but also in …

Copper foam could make extra CO2 useful

A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions …

Amazon’s Giant Arapaima On The Brink Of Extinction Due To Overfishing

The arapaima, a giant fish that used to dominate the Amazon river, has become a victim of overfishing and faces the threat of extinction in many …

Expanding waistlines will cause 3,500 more cancers each year, study finds

Around 12,000 cancers a year are caused by people being overweight, according to a study which scientists hope will inspire more action to curb the obesity epidemic.<p>The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, is the biggest of its kind, involving data from 5 million UK adults. It finds that …

The beautifully engineered gecko foot: What makes it so sticky?

What gives geckos the remarkable ability to run upside down across ceilings and stop short on smooth vertical surfaces? You could call it "the hierarchy of hairs."<p>In the last 15 years, it has been determined that geckos make use of a relatively weak intermolecular force that exists between atoms …

The Satellite and the Vacant McDonald's

Artist's depiction of ISEE-3. | Image courtesy of NASA<p>Mountain View, California is a tech-heavy place. That's the location of the Googleplex, …

Gap shrinks between Hillary Clinton and Republicans

<b>(CNN) -</b> While Hillary Clinton still maintains an advantage over potential GOP rivals in 2016, a new poll shows that her lead is narrowing.<p>And as her book tour has received extensive coverage, her support has dropped below 50%, according to the McClatchy-Marist poll released Thursday.<p>The survey also …

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by …

VA referrals to private doctors on rise

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is significantly increasing its referrals of veterans to private doctors following a scandal …

Pols divide on Alaska oil tax vote

Alaskans will vote Tuesday on repealing oil tax cuts in a ballot fight so contentious and historic that it’s even sucked Sarah Palin back into the Last Frontier’s political whirlwind.<p>But don’t ask Sen. Mark Begich about it.<p>The vulnerable Democrat, who faces a tough reelection effort, is refusing to …

Mourners attend funeral for driver hit by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart

Kevin Ward Jr.'s family and friends praised the dirt-track racer as a "small-town boy" who loved his sport during the funeral for the 20-year-old driver who was killed by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.<p>More than 700 mourners jammed the South Lewis Senior High School the auditorium Thursday for the …

Shane Long moves to Southampton

Southampton have spent an eye-watering £12 million to sign Shane Long from Hull City.<p>Southampton have completed the signing of Shane Long from Hull City for a reported £12 million. The Irish international striker has signed a four-year deal at St. Mary's and leaves the Tigers after just half a …

NBA Schedule 2014-15: League Releases Official Regular-Season Slate

We're slowly reaching the nadir of the NBA offseason, wherein the rumor mill stops churning, actual transactions are of the non-guaranteed and nondescript variety and the idea of LeBron James being a Cleveland Cavalier again is finally settling in.<p>So naturally, the NBA decided to spice things up …

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.<p>In one of the …

Cisco tops earnings estimates, but slashes 6,000 jobs

<b>The takeaway:</b> Shares of Cisco Systems (CSCO) are down more than 1% in after-hours trading after the networking company posted earnings for its fourth …

Seaworld shares tumble 33% following Blackfish documentary

Shares in the amusement park SeaWorld fell 33% after a 6-7% decline in the company’s revenues was forecast – with falling attendances driven in part by the negative publicity surrounding the documentary film Blackfish.<p>The film follows Tilikum, an orca kept in captivity by the amusement park’s …

Stocks up a bit after the opening bell

U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday even as Europe ho-hummed over the news that the eurozone economy is flatlining.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 61.78 points, 0.4%, to 16,713.58. The Standard & Poor's 500 ended up 8.46 points, 0.4%, to 1955.18. And the tech-laden Nasdaq composite …

Apple halts use of two harmful chemicals in iPhone assembly

Benzene and n-hexane are chemicals thought to cause cancer and nerve damage, and they both have been used in the final assembly of Apple's iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac computers -- until now.<p>The tech giant announced Wednesday that it is banning the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final …

Syrian army takes town outside Damascus: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon’s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.<p>A tank belonging to the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen at Al-Sahl …

Deaths as Egypt's Rabaa killings marked

Four people have been killed in Cairo during protests to mark the first anniversary of the Rabaa crackdown in which at least 1,000 people died.<p>The protesters were shot dead as Egyptian security forces on Thursday dispersed hundreds of supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, who had …

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